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Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
africa tomorrow for nelson mandela. security extra tight. crews have been working to install bulletproof gas as well as the final touches at a stadium in johannesburg. president obama will lead a handful of world leaders to pay tribute to the former south african president. one of mandela's daughters met well wishers this evening outside her father's home. she gave out candles while hugging some of the thousands who gathered there. >> i mean, like, we're obviously very sad. a small gesture to thank people for all the support, the prayers. this is a difficult time. >> after the memorial, mandela's body will lie in state for three days. his burial will take place sunday where he was born. nbc will broadcast tomorrow's memorial service live right here on nbc bay area starting at 1:00 a.m. >>> a man got an unexpected layover on his way to los angeles. we do mean layover. tom wagner boarded a united express flight at louisiana friday and expected to land in houston and board another plane to los angeles. he said he fell asleep and woke up in a dark, empty plane. finding the door locked, he us
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama. >>> we are back with more of our coverage of the passing late today of nelson mandela at the age of 95. as we've been saying all evening long, reaction is pouring in including some emotional comments from president obama delivered in the briefing room in the white house west wing. for more on that, our chief white house correspondent chuck to d is standing by on the north lawn tonight. when you look at the timeline, nelson mandela springs together so many american presidents. >> reporter: he does. sort of passing the baton. but there's something about the connection that president obama himself feels with nelson mande mandela. it's something that he shared tonight in a very powerful and poignant statement. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
information on how mandela will be honored. after ten days of national mourning, a state funeral will be held. president and mrs. obama are among those scheduled to attend along with every living u.s. president and various other leaders from around the world. mandela will be buried december 15th in a private service in the village where he grew up. nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us how mandela is being remembered by a few people here in the bay area who played a small role in mandela's effort to end apartheid. >> reporter: there are many pictures in the collection of reverend cecile williams but the one he counts as his most precious is the photo of him with nelson mandela. >> that picture you see of me speaking from after greeting him at that particular point is a picture that i cherish. >> reporter: the picture was taken during mandela's 1990 visit to the oakland coliseum four months after released from prison. williams was there to greet him. >> i was just so, so overcome by this man who was not just soft spoken, but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness
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